Category Archives: Podcasts

Presentation2-Copy-2-150x150Welcome to the CFO Thought Leader podcastOur mission is to bring you personal firsthand accounts of CFOs who are driving change within their organizations.CFO Thought Leader is all about inspiring finance professionals to take a leadership leap. We know that by hearing about the successes — (and yes, also the failures) — of others, today’s CFOs can more confidently chart their own leadership paths across the enterprise and take inspired action.

310: Mind Your Data | Barry Zwarenstein, CFO, Five9

Join us when Barry Zwarenstein, CFO, Five9, explains why the SaaS model’s unyielding data engine is empowering finance professionals to advance beyond their traditional realm.   Quick Hits: 60 Sec CFO Insights Guest: Barry Zwarenstein, CFO Company: Five9 Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA Contact: @Five9  (twitter)  
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309: Keeping Watch on Your KPIs | Five CFOs Identify Their Metrics of Choice

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308: Finance Pivots to the Cloud | CFO Larry Begley, CloudHealth Technologies, Albert Pang, Apps Run the World

As digital transformation pressures are redrawing the map of the business world, finance executives are embracing the latest Cloud technologies to help make these strategic initiatives a reality. Fasten your seatbelts as Larry Begley, CFO of CloudHealth Technologies and Albert Pang, President of Apps Run the World explore some of the most innovative use cases…
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307: The Growth Ultimatum | How When Looking Back, We See Ahead

The tribe of finance leaders commonly identified as “SaaS CFOs” is busily developing the tools and management practices destined to reshape the finance function. It was not quite 100 years ago that Donaldson Brown arrived inside the offices of General Motors Corp.’s finance department. The future GM CFO had distinguished himself years earlier by developing a…
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306: Expanding Your Operational View | Ron Shah, CFO, Hodges-Mace

Join us when Ron Shah, CFO, Hodges-Mace,  provides us with an update on his priorities as a finance leader and shares the details behind his efforts to advance finance  deeper into the benefits firm's operations. "Well, we want to look at realigning the client experience. In the past, we had very segmented teams that were…
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305: The Leader’s Resolve (Part 2), Talita Ferreira, CFO (emerita), BMW

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304: The CFO’s Authenticity Dilemma (Part I), Talita Ferreira, CFO, Author, The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved

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303: Achieving Your Monthly Financial Rhythm| Philip Campbell, Finance Consultant & Author

Join us when Philip Campbell, Finance Consultant & Author, shares firsthand experience and insight into the monthly forecasting cycle. Philip's Latest Book A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting: Discover the Secret to Driving Growth, Profitability, and Cash Flow Higher  Discover more of Philip's content and insight at Financial Rhythm & iLoveForcasting      
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302: Why Courage Matters | Declan Guerin, CFO, Rolls-Royce Marine

Join us when CFO Declan Guerin explains that while many finance organizations excel at marching in step with their company's planning cycles, they sometimes avoid making hard strategic decisions. According to Guerin, finance leaders must have the courage to forfeit the cover provided by rigorous planning to make hard decisions and execute on those decisions.…
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301: More Scalable, More Profitable, More Valuable | Lynn Atchison, CFO, Spredfast

When asked to identify what attracted her to multiple finance leadership roles over the past 25 years, Lynn Atchison says that the attraction very often involved new business opportunities that were triggered by a change in consumer or business-to-business behavior. Join us when Lynn reveals how a mix of intuition, ambition, and networking savvy propelled her career…
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